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In the News

Can America Cure Cancer?

During his State of the Union address, President Obama proposed a “moonshot” to cure cancer. Following that, MSK physicians attended a roundtable discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland to discuss progress on what a cure might look like.

Dr. Charles Sawyers, Vice President Joe Biden, and Dr. José Baselga.

Feature

License to Build: New Theory of Cancer Puts Metabolism at Center

MSK researchers are rethinking the relationship between metabolism and cancer, and finding insights in some unexpected places. Your beer glass, for example.

Montage of beer, reproducing cells, and building blocks

In the News

Women at Average Risk for Breast Cancer Should Start Screening Mammograms at Age 40

After reviewing updated breast cancer screening guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force for women at average risk, MSK’s breast experts have elected not to change the institution’s recommendations in any way.

Digital mammogram units as shown here with MSK Breast Imaging Chief Elizabeth Morris and a patient generate more vivid and precise images than older film screening technology is able to capture.

In the Clinic

MSK’s New Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research Takes on Biggest Cancer Killer

The new Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller Center for Lung Cancer Research brings together MSK physicians and scientists in an intensive, multidisciplinary effort against the number-one cause of death from cancer in the nation.

Charles Rudin and David Jones, leaders of the Druckenmiller Center

Q&A

Liquid Biopsy Shows Promise for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new blood test may help doctors decide which treatment would be best for prostate cancer patients.

Microscopic image of stained cells, six blue and one red.

In the Lab

Project GENIE Aims to Make Sense of Vast Amounts of Genomic Data

A multi-institutional effort led by MSK’s Charles Sawyers is seeking to interpret information about the genetic causes of cancer.

Illustration of DNA strands

Feature

Three Compelling Cancer Advances from 2015

MSK researchers moved cancer science ahead in 2015 with landmark discoveries that suggest new treatment strategies and shed light on how the disease progresses.

Microscopic image of spherical cluster of cells, most of them pink cells with a smaller number of blue ones.

Feature

Immunotherapy: Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment since 1891

Immunotherapy — treatments that harness the power of our own immune system to fight cancer — is now the cutting edge of cancer care. Did you know it started more than a century ago?

Portraits of pioneers in cancer immunotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Ask the Expert

Should a Person with Liver Cancer Stop Drinking Alcohol?

Learn why medical oncologist Ghassan Abou-Alfa counsels his patients with liver cancer to stop drinking.

Consuming alcohol is dangerous when you have liver cancer or cirrhosis.

Finding

Determining Inherited Risk for Pediatric Cancers Can Benefit Patients and Families

A recent study highlights the importance of searching for inherited cancer genes in children with pediatric cancers.

Mother and child in hospital